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words when it came to the nra. >> obama: instead of supporting this, they fully lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry even though the bill did the opposite. this legislation in fact, outlaud any registry. plain and simple right there in the text. but that didn't matter. >> bill: didn't matter. i got to tell you man, this is personal with me. we've talked about -- i've been around politics a long time. i've been -- at every level. run campaigns local campaigns state campaigns national campaigns, i've been a candidate myself. i was chair of the california democratic party. i've raised millions of dollars for candidates and supported candidates. for a long time. and i've known a lot of fun and a lot of joy and a lot of disappointments along the way, too. lost campaigns candidates i supported lost, causes i supported didn't make it. some of the people i helped elect disappointed me because they forgot who their friends were but through all of that i've always maintained and preserved a great faith in the political system. great faith in
about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
. >> warner: quick final question. president obama came out this week and said he supports this bill. do you want his active involvement in this? do you need his active involvement or is it better to have him stand back and let you all handle this? >> a few months back when the president was headed to nevada to talk about immigration, the sunday before he left he was on the phone with chuck schumer and me and we talked for a few minutes and he said "all right, i won't put a bill on the table, i'll give you the chance to move forward. t i've learned a less watching congress, i'm not going to wait forever so get on to it have.president has been encouraging us. he supports comprehensive immigration reform. i know he'll do whatever it takes to help us pass this bill but he's committed to it personally. >> warner: senator richard durbin of illinois, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> suarez: in the fourth in our five-part online series, we catch up with jesus garcia, an activist we first interviewed about immigration reform in 2006. what has and hasn't changed in the last seven years? you can
's effort to expand gun control through background checks. but an emotional barack obama vows to fight on. >>> plus new details on the west, texas, explosion and the latest on that just ahead. >>> it was billed as a possible turning point in the fight for gun control reform but now hopes are fading that anything will get done after a bill to expand background checks on firearm sales failed in the senate. nbc's kelly o'donnell reports for us in washington. >> reporter: the president gave the rose garden microphone over to a newtown dad. mark barton. >> we'll return home now, disappointed but not defeated. >> reporter: the president clearly angry. >> the gun lobby and its allied willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: lashed out at congress. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the people don't give up. >> reporter: from the steps of air force one last week to the u.s. capitol newtown families who know the pain of gun v
and, unfortunately, it's not always right. >> i want to play for you some sound from president obama. he was very angry in the rose garden yesterday. >> but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> willfully lied about the bill. you know, washington's an odd town as both you and i know. people don't often use the "l" word for some reason. they don't often accuse people of lying. were you surprised that president obama said that? is it true? were gun groups lying about the bill? >> i'm not sure about that because, frankly, i didn't pay a great deal of attention. i'm very familiar with the issue, but i understand how the president felt very strongly. he was in newtown. he feels the suffering of the families and i can certainly understand, given his point of view, why the president got somewhat emotional. i'm joined by my friend senator schumer. a lot of people may not remember back in the 18th century senator schumer was the author of "the brady bill" one of the first bills that brought gun control in. >> applied to bows and
that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
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